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Kobe Bryant’s 81-Point Game Is Still An Incredible Watch 12 Years Later

On January 22, 2006 the Toronto Raptors came to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers in what most figured would be just another regular season contest. The Raptors were not a playoff contender, ultimately finishing the season 27-55, and the Lakers were now two years removed from their “dynasty” years …

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Isaiah Thomas Says Kobe Bryant Is ‘The Best Player To Ever Play’

Within the “greatest player of all time” argument in the NBA, you will find a group that will maintain to this day that Kobe Bryant is above everyone.<p>While the current debate raging about who the NBA’s GOAT is revolves around LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan and whether James’ statistical …

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This Day in History: Kobe Bryant Drops Career-High 81 Points

Wilt Chamberlain's record of 100 points scored in one NBA game may never be broken. But on this day in 2006, Kobe Bryant gave Wilt a run for his money. Watch above to relive Bryant's career night on its 12th anniversary.<p><i>Bleacher Report is your No. 1 stop for what’s trending in sports. You can count</i> …

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Watch: Isaiah calls Kobe 'the best player to ever play' while sneaker shopping

For the latest installment of "Sneaker Shopping," Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas visited Xhibition in Cleveland to talk about playing with …

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Isaiah Thomas Talks Playing With LeBron, His Love for Kobe, & More While Sneaker Shopping

For the latest episode of <i>Sneaker Shopping</i>, Joe La Puma and <i>Complex</i> made a trip out to Cleveland to meet up with first-year Cavalier Isaiah Thomas at …

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Kobe Bryant's 81-point game told in five videos

On Jan. 22, 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Raptors. It's the second-highest individual point total in a single game behind only Wilt …

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Celebs Celebrate Eagles Win On Social

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Celebrities were out in full force at last night’s NFC Championship game. Most were celebrating the Eagles victory. Checkout …

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Philly Natives Pink & Questlove Are Freaking About the Eagles Going to Super Bowl LII Against the Patriots

Super Bowl LII just became a family affair. Thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles' crushing victory on Sunday (Jan. 21) in the NFC championship game you …

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This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant Scores 81 Points Against Toronto Raptors

It remains one of the most unbelievable, iconic, amazing moments in the history of the NBA. Everyone can remember...

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Celebrities react to New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles heading to Super Bowl LII

Eagles Nation and Pats fans: See you at Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4!<p>The New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 during the AFC …

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Michael Bennett Compares Tom Brady To Kobe Bryant Before AFC Championship Game

1,044<p>Photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>Tom Brady is a five-time Super Bowl champion, a two-time MVP and one of, it not the greatest …

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Kobe Bryant sends message to Eagles on Twitter after win

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, having been born and raised in Philadelphia, is a diehard Eagles fan.<p>Bryant visited with the Eagles and gave them a pep …

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'NBA 2K18' MyTeam: All-Time Greatest Prep-To-Pro Custom-Theme Squad

<i>NBA 2K18</i>‘s MyTeam comes equipped with a good number of challenges, and there are always new cards to collect. However, I like to come up with my own custom challenges and theme squads.<p>There are tons of angles to explore through hoops history and the library of cards available on MyTeam. In this …

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This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant Passes Wilt Chamberlain As Youngest Player To Score 25,000 Points

Legendary Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant becoming the youngest player to score 25,000 points won’t rank at the top of his career …

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Kyle Kuzma Believes He Holds Same 'Mentality And Approach' As Kobe Bryant

In the minds of many, Kobe Bryant is the greatest player to ever wear the Los Angeles Lakers uniform. Since his retirement, the franchise has been …

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LeBron James falls short of 30K in ugly loss to Thunder

Saturday was supposed to be about LeBron James claiming another career milestone.<p>Instead, it was the latest ugly chapter in Cleveland’s ongoing …

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Los Angeles Lakers: Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle heart of the team

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Alexis Ajinca #42 of the New Orleans Pelicans is double teamed by Jordan Clarkson #6 and Julius Randle #30 of the Los …

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Rob Pelinka Says No One Can Approach Kobe Bryant's Attention To Detail

The work ethic of former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is the stuff of NBA legend. The future Hall-of-Famer is nearly universally regarded …

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Duke lands Apple CEO Tim Cook as commencement speaker

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Duke University officials announced their spring commencement speaker on Saturday.<p>Officials said that Apple CEO Tim Cook will …

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are at their lowest point in LeBron’s second tenure

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 30: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks to the officials during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint …

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Thunder rout Cavs, James still seven points shy of milestone

LOS ANGELES -- Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder upstaged LeBron …

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History in the making: LeBron James could become youngest player to hit 30,000 points Saturday

CLEVELAND – Ready to see some history? Anyone watching the Cleveland Cavs matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday afternoon will most …

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Actor Helps Young Artists; LA A Finalist For HQ2: Saturday Smiles

Are you ready to learn basketball from Kobe Bryant? Here's how to get his insights. Plus, Bob's sign.<p>CALIFORNIA — Are you looking for positive news? …

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LeBron's 30,000: Who are the other 10 leading scorers during James' career?

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James<p>Kobe Bryant (left) is one of the top 10 scorers from the LeBron James era. Check out all the best scorers during James …

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Why we love watching Kyle Kuzma, and the beloved Laker he’s reminiscent of

When ESPN is running in-game graphics featuring your name alongside Elgin Baylor, Magic Johnson, and Jerry West for most points per game as a Los …

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Nigel Hayes Excited To Sign With Lakers, Recalls Meeting Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract on Friday in what was their second such deal of...

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#CavsThunder Practice: Derrick Rose - January 19, 2018

<b>Game Summary</b><p>The Cavaliers (27-17) round out their three-game homestand with a matinee matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder (25-20) on Saturday …

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Latest Laker: Nigel Hayes

The Lakers’ latest signee is a one that can potentially fill a big void for the team.<p>L.A. inked Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract on Friday, using its …

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Lakers legend Elgin Baylor enjoys the new NBA as a statue for him is readied

The NBA has changed so much since Elgin Baylor played from 1958 to 1971. He still watches plenty of it, and finds himself amused by one aspect in particular.<p>Big men who can move. Big men who can shoot.<p>“What’s interesting is watching guys that’s 6-10, 6-11, how coordinated and stuff they are, …

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LeBron's 30,000: See where James will end up on the all-time NBA scoring list (calculator)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - LeBron James is about to join the NBA's rare 30,000-point club and, if he stays healthy, appears well on his way to becoming the …

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